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China’s OxyContin boom is a gold mine for this drugmaker

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With its harsh anti-narcotics laws and painful history with debilitating opium epidemics in the 19th century, China wouldn’t spring to mind as a promising market for OxyContin, a painkiller that has been at the center of an opioid addiction outbreak in the U.S.," reports Bloomberg. "Yet in China, powered by soaring cancer rates and an aging population, OxyContin is turning into a hit."
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Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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